Project Assistant – Guildford

Project Assistant
37.5 Hours per week
£19,595 per annum

YMCA Guildford Foyer is YMCA Guildford’s Diversity Award winning supported housing project offering accommodation to 34 young people, ages 16-25. We are privileged to work with young people from Guildford and Surrey and those seeking asylum.

We support young people living in the project via our ‘More than a room’ support model. We want all the young people that stay with us to belong, contribute and thrive. All young people are treated as individuals and tailored support packages are offered to help them to become fully independent in the future.

The role of Project Assistant is a key element of the support offer. They will ensure that all residents and visitors to the Foyer receive a friendly welcome. They will support the effective running of the Foyer, dealing with face to face and telephone enquiries, processing rent payments, inputting data regarding young people on to the internal inform IT database and supporting the wider staff team to help young residents manage their behaviour and maintain their tenancies.

Project Assistants will also support the delivery of ‘More than a Room’, YMCA DLG’s support offer that gives young people a range of accessible activities to assist their ongoing needs.
Project Assistants will be responsible for the safety and security of the building and the residents, especially outside of normal business hours.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for supporting vulnerable people to achieve their ambitions and who can make all our residents feel welcome. Computer and administrative skills are essential.

Average shifts are 8am – 4pm or 2pm – 10pm, worked on a rolling rota to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays (accounted for in annual leave allowance). If you would prefer part-time or sessional hours, please indicate this on your application form.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Jayne Barber or Danielle Ryan on 01483 454534. We will not respond to agencies.


YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for applications: Monday 13 July 2020 2020 at 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 15 July 2020

How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at or by hand/post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download an application pack here
Download an application form here

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